Over the past couple months, generous sponsors from across the local Alliston and greater communities have supported families in need through the OPP Nottawasaga’s Shop With A Cop event by decorating hay bales across our Farm. As we come to the close of another Fall Fest, we wanted to publicly share our thanks for these amazing partners and their participation in this inaugural initiative.
“On behalf of all of us at Murphy’s Farm Market & Bakery, we want to say thank you to the generous sponsors who joined us this year in supporting Shop With A Cop,” shared Hollis English, co-owner. “It has been absolutely overwhelming and heartwarming to see the outpouring of support we have seen for this project. Not only have the hay bales contributed to an even more exciting Fall Fest at the Farm, but these sponsorships mean children in need will enjoy a magical Christmas season filled with joy, happiness and gifts. We are so grateful, and none of this would have been possible without the dedicated work of the OPP Nottawasaga and our incredible sponsors.”
In total, Murphy’s welcomed 18 hay bale sponsors and raised more than $800 to support Grade 5 students from the local community through Shop With A Cop.
Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors
Shop with a Cop is a community policing initiative that pairs fifth-grade students from schools in New Tecumseth with a police officer for a fun day of holiday shopping, gift wrapping and Christmas cheer. This program promotes a healthy relationship between young children and officers – as children often never get the chance to connect with the local OPP, it’s a great opportunity for them to build a relationship with each other in a positive way!
With the success of this inaugural year, we hope to welcome even more sponsors and support to Murphy’s Farm in the Fall Fests to come! The 2021 hay bales will remain in the Fun Farm Yard until November 1, so drop by before they’re taken down!